Building Strong Leaders and Sustainable Change


Jennifer DePaola

Jennifer DePaola is an accomplished, human resources executive with a proven track record of achieving strategic business results and strategic change. She leverages deep business expertise and applies them to enterprise-wide leadership, talent, and human capital transformation initiatives. Jennifer is a pragmatic, results-driven leader that puts people development at the core of her initiatives to ensure long-term success and sustainability of all deliverables.

Prior to founding Redwood Leaders, Jennifer held an executive talent management position with a national healthcare staffing firm. Prior to that position, she worked in a variety of industries transforming human resources and talent management to meet the ever-changing business climate.

Jennifer has earned a reputation for people-first, business-focused results. Her efforts are characterized by trust-based, collaboration, innovative and practical solutions that are scalable and sustainable. She brings out the best in people and instills confidence and competence in those she partners with.

Our Services

Here is a sample of our services. Let’s schedule a time to talk about your specific needs.

Leadership Development​

Developing Leadership competence through action learning while accomplishing real business outcomes.

Change Management

Building sustainable change with a programatic approach and tools on a foundation of trust across teams.


Designing innovative HR teams, processes and tools to meet the needs of a modern organization.

Executive Coaching

Partnering with senior leaders to develop the skills, mindsets and processes needed to lead a dynamic organization.

Work With Us

We take an individualized approach to each project. Our goal is to meet a real business needs with real business results and leave you with competent and confident leaders who can sustain the results and grow your organization.

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Our Clients

Mission Statement

Redwood Leaders uses real-world business situations as a means to develop interpersonal, strategic and problem-solving skills for tomorrow’s people leaders.

What We Do

Redwood Leaders uses real-world business situations to develop people leaders and solve problems, focusing on interpersonal skills that benefit the individual, not just the specific role or the organization. This holistic “active learning” approach leads to highly-effective leaders who show up as their best selves, stay with the company longer, and positively contribute to their organization.

Advice from a Redwood

  • Stand tall and proud
  • Sink your roots into the earth
  • Be content with your natural beauty
  • Go out on a limb
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Remember your roots
  • Enjoy the view!